How to save WhatsApp Status video on iPhone

WhatsApp enables users to share events, thoughts, milestones, and occasions by uploading Photos and Videos as Status Updates. Just like disappearing posts on Instagram and Snapchat, Images and Videos uploaded to WhatsApp Status are automatically erased or deleted after 24 hours.

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Turn on saving incoming media.


Make sure WhatsApp has this setting turned on. WhatsApp will not save any images or videos if you don't:

  • On your iPhone, launch WhatsApp.
  • Click Settings in the lower right corner.
  • If the Save to Camera Roll switch is disabled, choose Chats and turn it on.

To check if a photo or video is saved to Photos, ask a friend to send you one on WhatsApp. If so, the issue is resolved! If not, move on to the following solution.

Check the iPhone's photo privacy settings.

Even when Save to Camera Roll is enabled, WhatsApp occasionally fails to save images and videos to Photos. That frequently occurs as a result of your blocking WhatsApp's access.

If you tap Don't Allow on the popup that appears asking for permission to enable WhatsApp access Photos, this can happen unintentionally. To remedy this

  • Log into your iPhone's Settings.
  • Tap Privacy after swiping down.
  • Click Photos.
  • Select WhatsApp.
  • Choose All Pictures.

The "WhatsApp" Would like to Access Your Photos box can occur if you try to utilize an image from your Photos instead. Select Photos... or Allow Access to All Photos for convenience if you only want to share access with a select group of people.

Ask a friend to give you an image after forcing WhatsApp to quit or restarting your iPhone. It will automatically save to the Photos app on your iPhone.

Utilize cellular data to download WhatsApp media.

When your Wi-Fi isn't up to the effort, go to WhatsApp Settings Storage and Data Photos pick Wi-Fi and Cellular if you prefer to download photos and videos over cellular data. Go back and do this again for videos.

Verify your clock and date settings.

Although this is more of a special example, it is nonetheless interesting. WhatsApp's ability to download media may be hampered by incorrect Date & Time settings.

Follow our instructions on the subject to check your Date & Time settings.

Install WhatsApp again

If none of the aforementioned approaches have worked for you, consider removing WhatsApp entirely and reinstalling it. Within WhatsApp's Settings Chats Chat Backup, you can create a backup. Reinstall the application after that, and when your iPhone prompts you to allow WhatsApp access to the Photos app, select Allow Access to All Photos.

That's it.

Last but not least, it's important to be aware that any pictures and movies you manually save by hitting the download symbol will be stored to the Photos app on your iPhone.

Please feel free to post any additional questions you may have in the comments section below if they are Apple-related. Did you successfully get WhatsApp to store images and videos on your iPhone, or did you have any difficulties? Comment below and let us know what worked for you.

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